This is overall a pretty funny post, and gets better in the comments section.
Dear devs, how many players do you think you would have in your MMO if you follow this logic:
I farmed 8 hours yesterday evening in one spot in a game, and then bought my friend an ingame house with the gold…..am I botting? am I RMTing?- Anon (Gevlon talking to himself again?)
Pretty standard thing that happens in an MMO right? A dedicated player spends a large chunk of time enjoying your game, and then goes on to do something social with his friend, because they are both playing an MMO and not an sRPG. The above happens hundreds if not thousands of times every day in EVE, and likely millions of times in all MMOs.
Let’s see how Gevlon would handle this, shall we?
Yes, you are RMTing: you gave in-game wealth for some real world value (even if that’s not cash but some favor that your friend will return). Yes, I would negwallet your friend (take the house away) and suspend you for some time (assuming it was the first case). – Gevlon
First, it’s nice that Gevlon is redefining what RMT means to fit his insanity. Always a good first step when trying to make a point. “The sky is blue today.” “No, its green!”. “Um… no, I’m looking at it right now, it’s blue…” “I call that shade of color green, so I’m right, the sky is green! And also most likely involved in RMT!”. 2 months later, links to above as ‘evidence’ that everyone recognizes the sky is green.
Second, I love how not only is he punishing one person for playing an MMO, he is going after two. That’s the kind of extra stupidity that makes Gevlon worth reading, while also being example 1 billion of why no takes his ideas or suggestions seriously.
Bonus round: Who wants to sign up for this awesome MMO and pray you never get hacked (because MMO accounts never get hacked, right?), have your hacked account used illegally (again, that never happens), and then have Gevlon put your real name out on the internet for your future employer to Google, to say nothing of your now-banned account and future CC issues?
make accounts more personal. Demand credit card number for every account with a minimal monthly payment ($1-2) to make sure it’s real. If you ban, ban the credit card. Ban the computer ID too. Was his brother used the same computer and was paid with the same credit card? Too bad, at least he’ll have a talk with his cheating little shit brother.
– publicly shame exploiters. Just put it in your ToS that banned people will be listed with their account name and credit card number among the “exploiter” list. Also, hang their characters in the main city in-game for everyone to see.